I have not abandoned my other cameras – the “Big” Canon and all the assorted Polaroids ,Holgas and others still get their turn – but there is a lot to be said for the camera that is always handy. And that is, of course, the camera phone. If it was just a straight forward camera Idon’t think it would have so much appeal, but the fact that you can shoot with all kinds of different apps and then manipulate the results inphone just gives endless possibilities.
In a couple of previous posts here and here I gave a few of my favourite apps. Recently I’ve added a few more to my collection. What I like most are the apps that allow some degree of tweaking. So if a result seems too extreme you can tone it down a little. Or make it exagerated. Without carrying a laptop around and working on it, this is the closest I can get to taking some shots and then working on them in a cafe, as I did with Polaroids.
My latest favourites are ones that use HDR (High Dynamic Range ) – Pro HDR and Dynamic Light. The former is for situations where you use this technique to take your shot and the latter to give a bit of a similar spin on an existing shot.
And a shot which has been put through the Dynamic Light app afterwards.
Also having a go with some time lapse shots with the Timelapse app – hopefully have something to show from that in a few days. And finally, a little silly , but now and again fun to try , the Little Planets app which will turn your image into a world of its own .
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